Saturday, November 24, 2018



BSC, CA – In the 'now for something completely different' category we have the unannounced discovery of the long fabled city of Atlantis. Told of since the days of Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias, all mentions of Atlantis, the island, are based on them. The dialogues claim to quote Solon, who visited Egypt between 590 and 580 BC; they state that he translated Egyptian records of Atlantis. Written in 360 BC, Plato introduced Atlantis in Timaeus.

This wonder of ancient civilization, a cradle of the world of tomorrow, to us of today, it was wiped out entirely in a day. Reportedly located between the continents of America and Africa, somewhere in the Atlantic [hence Atlantis] Ocean, people have searched for the 'lost continent' for centuries, but to no avail. I remember growing up in last century and almost every 20 years someone would come along with a supposed location – ptuff!!

Above map drawing indicates current Pacific Ocean
However, and I have looked online at press time, there is no mainstream announcement of the Isle's location, but it has been discovered. Please hear me out. It has been discovered and in the most unlikely way, but just as Edgar Cayce, the sleeping prophet [1877-1945], predicted, the lost location was discovered in our day* – now. For those who think comics are worthless, the location comes to us from the new Aquaman movie, based on the DC aquatic superhero. In real life, the location was spotted by satellite, so make the jump for another look at how fiction crosses with real life that crosses with fable, which once was real life. Confused, I hope so.

First and foremost, we have to call out Bright Insight for their detective work that will soon be heralded.

Now a look at possibly how the area was wiped out. The Egyptian experts look more like stuffed shirts pimping their borrowed culture every day, cough, fake history.

And now how the movie version puts the Hollywood spin on reality, brought to us by the best movie critic since Roger Ebert, the one and only, Grace Randolph, an up and coming professional talent.


 (*- originally predicted in 1968-69, and maybe someone did, but it all counts as 'today'.)

Saturday, November 17, 2018



BSC, CA – If you haven't seen one of these Birds [below] hanging around where you live, shop, or just catch a bus, either you live where there is snow on the ground or you are not around the happening youth culture; hipsters in LA or college youth, like Riverside. In LA where they may still serve your sushi on a mini bullet train, motorized scooters are expected because LA has everything including hills. In Riverside as a young person campus bound, if you're not strolling, you're rolling. You either pump the peddle or push the pavement, all with your feet.

Lately motors have gotten smaller and stronger. This technology started with the Segue and morphed into the motorized 'hover board'. Most types were banned or at least given a bad rap about. A picture of a model follows after the jump. A little over two years ago, however, the motorized scooter start-up joined the electric bike for city dwellers. Not available in many climates, locales, or even neighborhoods, this is a niche market meant solely for the college youth, hipsters, and downtowners.

Pictured above is the Bird, a brand that appeared almost overnight as if dropped off by an after dark stork. The concept is simple, high tech, and used by savvy youth with good balance and grace. You download an app, plug in your Driver's lic/ID, and authorize the scooter's number in front of you, then twist the key. Hop onboard to ride like you did as a kid, except to look out for traffic since you ride them in the street like a bicycle. It appeared as if the Birds had this nest all to themselves, but you know what they say: “Build a better mousetrap and someone will duplicate yours” - Unknown

First we have a real hover board with motor for wheels instead of anti-grav, like Marty McFly's 2015 version from the movie and Dweeb cast video. Seen here is a UCR student returning from class surrounded by the walking and  driving.

If the Birds landed in Riverside overnight, their green competition named Lime made a showier entrance.

Before you knew it, there were little groups of 4 scooters, both kinds, clustered around.

It really didn't matter which brand you chose. They both got and get used by those up to 35.

The UCR school sponsored Bike Share program has vanished, without a trace.

However, electric bicycles are sparking attention in Downtown Riverside of late.

And also in various neighborhoods around Los Angeles, Bike Swap, all with motors.


Sunday, November 4, 2018



BSC, CA – We break it down and you make the call!

Forget LeBron; plus the Dodgers are fishing now; Hollywood is too into SJWs and Mary Sues, so where's the action now? Not in movies when the real thing is so much better, and not fake, well, half of it. Let's take what is happening right under our noses on the East Side of town, meaning the University Side. We look at the last and final [?] meeting UCR is required [?] to have with their immediate neighbor, according to them. It's a Disney plot; a college steering itself into a 40k student range while at a 22k reality. Last story's 'kitten in panic mode' pic was about a marketing company who makes mundane universities into must-attend schools through branding. This line of thinking* is for people who live in a bubble, or off Victoria St.

So what got the student body leaders riled up about the misguided location and process concerning the ill-gotten idea of placing a high school with upwards of 1200 [800+400] and only dense foliage to keep underage females safeon an adult college campus? Is this Brussels or CERN? All this and more including a breakdown of the 'official' Q&A from UCR/RUSD, and Measure 'O'. Your tax dollars may be at work, but who's the boss? You'll wish it was Tony Danza because the people pushing this venture are displaying NIMBY, a disease found in some mindsets.

The appointed time arrived and people filtered in early.

A neighborhood organization, the locals who live, drive, and share the space, was represented. They had a sign-in sheet that is actually used in calling out to people, rather than just a prop, cough, Hollywood. Also handed out were Measure 'O' wording and items on historical records voted in by the people on promises made for the tax hustle.

The Board Decisions list of school priorities based on need puts State & Local funding at 4.4%. On this subset list of four at #3 is State (funds) New Construction Eligibility, under #1 which is Measure O on that list. The other priority headings are Failing Systems [61.7%], Statutory Requirements [24%], and School Capacity [9.9%], leaving S&L funding's 4.4% like Dr. Ford, found on road dead.

If you are asking yourself just how a new high school line-skipped pass Harrison, Highgrove, Jefferson, Madison, and Sierra Middle School, all you need to do is flip the script, er, page over to groups. Clue #1 - the devil is in the details, see above picture and end of story. The back page is separated into groups with Group A the highest need schools, to Group H. In each group there are a number of schools listed, like income brackets, with A being the lowest. The STEM School listed in Group F is NOT the proposed STEM High School to be located somewhere on UCR Campus. This is the existing STEM School which will become a feeder STEM school to the University STEM High School. To be added to Group A ahead of the aforementioned high schools is the UCR-RUSD project, when approved.

The room was very adequate for the size of audience which came there under the guise of having their input make a difference.

 Onboard were the usual suspects.

With the usual, pending approval solutions.

There was a flyer with 'questions' from the first meeting, answered. To cut to the chase, here is the answer sheet and headings on the UCR handout.

  • Transportation/Busing
  1. Non-question.
  2. Non-question with info on part-time students and major expense.
  3. Information as to total STEM student size [400+800 =s 800 to RUSD Board].
  4. BS from 'outside' experts [NIMBY].
  5. More local traffic incursion from RUSD [NIMBY].
  6. Same as Question 4. 

  • Design
  1. Extra parking access above RUSD pay grade [NIMBY].
  2. WTF/no brainer question - all filler-no thriller.
  3. North Campus still a project title?
  4. RUSD decides and approves STEM school protection, period and only, on UCR land. Who bears personal injury liability then?
  5. OK.
  • Site/Locations/Fields
  1. ???
  2. BS to students remembering who paid for fields. Vague relocation commitment to fields involved.
  3. More foot traffic through neighborhoods to shaved down hills beyond is a selling point.
  • Enrollment/Capacity/Program
  1. Lottery system (when was the last time you won?)
  2. Information about existing STEM School.
  3. Added transportation costs pork-bellied in for elites
  4. Planted question probably added by project handler - propaganda
  5. Additional traffic to happen all during the day, including Saturdays.
  6. Lottery question again.
  • UCR Resources
  1. Serf's Up. The real reason for an on-campus STEM high school instead of a central area useful to all locations. (Remember the devil is in the details?) 
  2. The reason for the ASUCR president's adamant address in our opening picture - exclusive!
  • Settlement Agreement
  1. The meaning of is is; a bone of contention.
  • Project Schedule for UCR and RUSD (to approval and project completion)  
The UCR-RUSD meeting opened with Jeff [UCR] explaining the questions sheet but eluding to the end result as a foregone conclusion.

The room was packed with many reading the UCR handout.

Many people spoke and those in attendance listened, but the voices of reason seem to fall upon hardened hearts. "Don't confuse me with facts, my mind is made up." goes the old saying.

But by the end the crowd was worn down by the Get Shorty attitude used to dismiss or sidestep local concerns and many had left.

 This appeared to be The End? To talk to someone official,

 Or you can call your Neighborhood Council, but You Make The Call!

(*- A survey about how student population thinks UCR is doing, and is going to be conducted by a company called 160over90. They are a Branding/PRfirm. The topic of the article linked is 'Can University Brands Be Luxury Brands?' The article doesn't mention UCR per sec, but featured photos show the new UCR Student Rec facility, with complete labeling. 

So, is public education a business that now has to work at branding?  If UCR has 70k applicants for 6k available Riverside area slots, why hire a branding firm to market the campus and spend the students' financed shekels? Seems like they can't handle the demand they already have.  Just saying.)

Clue #1, see picture below:

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Thursday, November 1, 2018



BSC, CA – This is my 3rdwife, a witch descended from England's Little John, well, it is her favorite holiday. When we got married Christmas was mine. In those days there were things just around the corner of your mind. Today these things are manifested so that they are visible to anyone who wants to witness them, because things aren't what they seem, but they are what you see. What do I mean?

I once lived in a magical valley. Most people there knew it was like that, though I was usually the guy who piped that up. Even Ivan, the famous promoter, used to keep an eye on me, and that says a lot. But the organic thing that thrilled me the most was a genuine music scene. A 'scene' consists of 6 features and our little suburb music scene had all 6. Paul Kim, an Asian immigrant who came here legally with his family, saw this scene from a couple of doors away at his family's biz and came to enjoy it, but not imbibe it.

Though the light didn't die, it blinked when a pillar of the music scene was killed by her fiance. Justice was served but we still lost a star, or did we? Looking back it would seem not. Besides the usual metaphysical events following the tragedy, a relic was left behind and later returned to the family who had also migrated legally to America for a new life. The interestingly curious feat earned this artist who everyone loved, the personage of being our music scene Saint. Most of us think of a saint as a ghost and this is Halloween when ghosts appear. At the top of the Halloween countdown is Bipsy, more beloved around here than Casper. But wait, there's more.

At the other end of the Halloween countdown is a group who celebrates their formation on October 31, 2009, Hollywood, CA. The lead shot is part click bait because who doesn't like looking under a girl's skirt, ie., Sharon Stone's infamous scene in Basic Instinct. But with the title and a smiling face staring back at you, you wonder through the fun house doors.

What you find is an organization which falls somewhere between a social platform and a society; a culture of today but hidden in plain sight. Hidden so well that I didn't notice the group as a prediction in the last paragraph of my book until 6 months after I joined them. My investigation from the inside continues to this day.

Most people believe there is some force moving the world as we know it, along in some preordained direction. They may give this idea a multitude of theories, but can any of us deny that there is a noticeable pattern to be conceived, whether we understand it or not?

The first thing my eyes fell upon this morning was some news delivered by another Paul who was a big part of the music scene, and his two unicorns. You can ask how we kept the two Pauls apart, but that's our magic secret.

Posted on All Saints Day.